Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred believes that the election of billionaire Donald Trump as the new president-elect of the United States will not affect the initiatives of the sport he presides over to hold more events in Latin America.
During the annual meeting of general managers, Manfred said today, Wednesday, that he has not heard “anything related to Cuba that makes us think that there will be any change.”
“I think we are all aware of the things that Trump said about Mexico. I think we have to wait and see what happens,” Manfred said. “You should not lose the perspective of what an electoral campaign always is.”
Trump was categorical throughout the electoral campaign that if he were elected president of the United States he would review the current state of diplomatic relations with Cuba.
One of Manfred’s goals and priorities since taking office last year has been to increase international events with Major League teams.
The San Diego Padres and Houston Astros played a two-game preseason series this year in Mexico City, where Major League Baseball opened an office last March and which Manfred has mentioned as a possible expansion site.
On March 22, the Tampa Bay Rays also played a friendly match against the Cuban team in Havana, in what was the first visit to the island by a Major League team since 1999 when the Orioles did. of Baltimore. EFE